Mars geology hammer

Second-year  MFA Products of Design  student John Boran used the Visible Futures Lab's  Shopbot  CNC router to mill a 3D-file out of two layers of laminated poplar.

Second-year MFA Products of Design student John Boran used the Visible Futures Lab's Shopbot CNC router to mill a 3D-file out of two layers of laminated poplar.

The file was split in half and arranged to be cut in a single pass on the CNC, the parts to glued together, sanded, and finished to create a Mars geology hammer of John's own design.

The file was split in half and arranged to be cut in a single pass on the CNC, the parts to glued together, sanded, and finished to create a Mars geology hammer of John's own design.

The object is part of his thesis, related to tools for space exploration, as well as a speculative 3D product design course, an aesthetic re-imagining of the geology hammers available currently.

The object is part of his thesis, related to tools for space exploration, as well as a speculative 3D product design course, an aesthetic re-imagining of the geology hammers available currently.